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- WorldGaming Network will host the North American Regional Finals for the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019-2020.
- The Dec. 7-8 event will include both the United States and Canada, and feature a $230K USD prize pool.
- The WESG 2019-2020 Grand Final will take place in Chongqing, China, in March 2020 with a $5.5M prize pool.
WorldGaming Network (WGN) announced today that it will host the North American Regional Finals for the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019-2020 competition.
This will be the second straight year that WGN hosts the North American event, which will include competitions for both the United States and Canada. The event, which is held in partnership with WESG parent company Alibaba Sports, will take place on Dec. 7-8.
North American players will compete for $230K USD, with online qualifiers running between Oct. 12-27. This year’s games include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (both men’s and women’s competitions), Dota 2, StarCraft II, and eFootball PES 2020 (Pro Evolution Soccer).
The winning American and Canadian players and teams will go on to compete at the WESG 2019-2020 Grand Final in Chongqing, China, in March 2020, with $5.5M to be awarded globally across the entire competition.
“After the success of 2018’s WESG qualifiers and finals, the WorldGaming Network team is ecstatic to be returning this year as the official tournament operator for the North American events,” said WorldGaming Network and Collegiate StarLeague General Manager and CEO Wim Stocks, in a release. “Working with Alibaba Sports to host these tournaments is an incredible honor, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to use our platform to continue supporting the amazing community of amateur esports gamers around the world.”
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